Дизайн…секс машин

07 Авг
Ну я думал ,что я ужо все знаю и видел.Но такого..ишо нет.Короче.дизайнеры..секс машин.Мама моя дорогая.На английском текст,ну лень переводить,однако,мало-мало

Sex Machines: Photographs and Interviews By Timothy Archibald
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08 06 11 in Design, Technology

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Sex Machines: Pho­tographs and Inter­views
unveils an aston­ish­ing Amer­i­can sub­cul­ture, and the home­spun
inven­tors and users who pro­pel it. Meet a laid-​​off tech indus­try
exec who trans­forms a thrift store pasta maker into a high-​​powered
sex­ual appli­ance and a new career; an apoc­a­lyp­tic vision­ary who
builds a sex machine pro­to­type for female sur­vivors of a future
with­out men; and an Idaho cow­boy who intends to use his device as a
form of Christian-​​based mar­riage counseling.

Sex Machines cel­e­brates the spirit of Amer­i­can inge­nu­ity and bold approaches to an ever-​​changing sex­ual landscape.

Tim­o­thy Archibald’s pho­tographs have appeared in New York Times
Mag­a­zine, Newsweek, GQ, The New Yorker, and Out­side Mag­a­zine, and
in ad cam­paigns for Apple Com­put­ers, East­man Kodak, and IKEA.
Archibald lives in San Fran­cisco with his wife, Cheri, and two sons,
Eli­jah and Wilson.

Sartan’s Work­shop

Red­wood City, California

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Sartan’s Work­shop, a place known for being com­mit­ted to advanc­ing
the art of sex machines, is clut­tered with kids’ bikes and hedge
trim­mers tossed around the band saw and drill press. Sar­tan is really a
guy named Paul, and he hap­pily agreed to spend time with me as long as
we were done by the time his kids were home from school. We hung out in
his garage and his kitchen, sur­rounded by for­mer domes­tic
appli­ances he has con­verted into sex machines. A pasta maker chas­sis
found at a thrift store had been trans­formed into a pow­er­ful love
machine named “The Thump­stir.” A spi­der­like, four-​​person machine
called “The Gang Bang” sat on his fam­ily room pool table. Paul and his
wife Jenny are open about their own use of machines.

The pop­u­lar image of the adult indus­try, or any­thing sex­ual in
gen­eral, has dark rooms and black cur­tains and kinda grungy nasty
peo­ple behind it—people not in touch with the emo­tional fac­tor. And
it’s not true. Look at us. We are aver­age neigh­bors. We mow our lawn,
we feed our kids healthy food, we go to school meet­ings. I guess we are
the per­verts of the world. We could be next to you in the supermarket.

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I went to school for an MBA in strate­gic man­age­ment with a minor
in human resources. I moved up very quickly in my job and ended up at
the direc­tor level. I had always fig­ured that sex was the one thing
that really was recession-​​proof. In hard times, peo­ple will still
spend money to com­fort them­selves with life’s sim­ple plea­sures. When
I got laid off in early 2001, it was my time to put this idea to the
test. Mak­ing sex machines for my wife and me had been a hobby. Then I
turned the hobby into my real job. I’ve designed 153 machine designs and
built 142 of those, with five more in devel­op­ment right now. It’s
more enjoy­able than a typ­i­cal job, and there is a mar­ket for these
things. I think it is a very com­mon fan­tasy, this machine fuck­ing
fan­tasy thing. It really comes down to the desire to have some­thing
that can out-​​perform a man. There are also peo­ple who have a very
per­sonal rea­son to have a machine. Like the clos­eted
homo­sex­ual guy.

He’s not com­fort­able find­ing some­one, so this would let him try
it. For a cou­ple, it opens up a lot of pos­si­bil­i­ties sex­u­ally.
Then we have peo­ple who are away from their wives. This guy was a
driller on a plat­form, leav­ing his wife behind three months at a time.
He told me he wanted her to be sat­is­fied so she wouldn’t cheat on
him. I had one cou­ple, he’s 93 and she’s 87. He’s run­ning out of
steam, but she is still into it. It can allow him to par­tic­i­pate in
sex with her, par­tic­i­pate in her enjoy­ment, and enjoy that him­self.
Peo­ple share these things with me.


St. Paul, Minnesota

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The Hus­kette has a $300 KitchenAid mixer motor inside it. We thought
it was silly to spend $300 on some­thing with only one use, so we made
this detach­able. So, if you wanted to make cook­ies, you can detach the
mixer from the machine, hook it to its orig­i­nal base and bowl—clean
it off, of course—and you can get to work in the kitchen. We aren’t
kid­ding. We did have a kinky cookie bake with our local BDSM group last
year dur­ing the hol­i­days. We do every year, in fact.

Deb and Bill Howard

Wood­bridge, Virginia

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Deb and Bill Howard live in North­ern Vir­ginia with their two kids,
ages 19 and 13, and two romp­ing dogs wear­ing Grate­ful Dead col­lars.
Before launch­ing their own home­made porno­graphic pay site on the
South­ern Charms por­tal, Deb and Bill were sup­port­ing the fam­ily on
their dis­abil­ity and retire­ment pay­checks. For years Bill posted
erotic shots of Deb to var­i­ous online list­servs, but decided to try
his hand at run­ning a pay site this year. They post three photo shoots
of Deb a week, all shot on loca­tion in their three-​​bedroom house. Deb
has adopted the porn name “Vir­ginia Belle.”


I was always tak­ing pic­tures of Deb, since the day we got together.
When the Net came along I got into post­ing them. It felt good know­ing
that other guys found my wife attrac­tive. A few months back we looked
at our bills and felt we should try to make some money with this.

I got hit by MS and ended up in this wheel­chair. Then Deb had to
have her hip replaced. She couldn’t have sex with me, and look, I’ll be
hon­est: Deb likes sex. I can’t deprive her. A friend we met on the Net
offered to make us a machine. We used it and we liked it.

Deb and I have always been sex­u­ally open and ambi­tious, and we
explore all options together. The same old thing gets bor­ing, and our
phys­i­cal sit­u­a­tion has some­thing to do with it. This machine fit
in with our life per­fectly. Now with the web­site it’s a whole new
thing—it’s become an asset.

We felt there was a need for some­thing erotic on the Net that
involved the machines and involved a woman like Deb, a real woman. We
wanted to get machine sex porn into the hands of the aver­age Joe, with a
woman they could relate to.

Right now, we’re pretty excited. Our site has 35 mem­bers! We are the
only ones using the machines on the site, so that may give us an
edge…or it could be Deb.

We send thank you notes out to every­one who joins. We like to remind them that we are real peo­ple and they are too.

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Doing this lets us keep our house and have a few lit­tle lux­u­ries.
Plus, it’s great for the self­es­teem. I’d never have the con­fi­dence
to do this at a younger age. But now I feel great…I’ll do anything.

I’m not going to pre­tend I’m Mar­i­lyn Cham­bers, you know. I’m
Vir­ginia Belle, a middle-​​class house­wife in Wood­bridge, Vir­ginia.
I’m a 51-​​year-​​old mother of two, a big woman… look at me. This was
about accep­tance of myself. When some­one would say I was beau­ti­ful, I
always denied it. I couldn’t accept it. Now I can.

It made me feel good to read guys’ notes about how they liked me.
Yeah. You bet. And that was when Bill was doing it for free. And
now…they are spend­ing MONEY TO SEE ME… It feels great to have guys want
to spend money to see me! You bet. I’m shocked, but I like it. These
people…I don’t know what they see in me, but if they are into it, then
great. And if I can make their lives happy, bring some­thing happy to
them for just a lit­tle while, and they get their ya ya’s out, that’s
great. I have a good feel­ing about this.

Smitty Smith

Inven­tor of Deb and Bill Howard’s machine

Wap­pinger Falls, New York

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The orig­i­nal idea came from a con­ver­sa­tion I over­heard in a
restau­rant one night. It was two women talk­ing about their fear of
dis­ease, and not hav­ing time to be involved with a rela­tion­ship.
They were dis­cussing the idea of find­ing a replace­ment toy instead of
try­ing to meet men.

I’m a welder/​mechanic by trade, and I own a small lathe and milling
machine. I started on the basic parts of the fly­wheel and link­age the
next day. I had a crude, work­ing machine in a few days, and hap­pened
to see exactly what I was build­ing on HBO one night. I got a cou­ple of
ideas and per­fected it in about two weeks. I was look­ing for some­one
to try it out and came across the machine site. I joined and emailed a
cou­ple of peo­ple from the mes­sage board. That’s where I met Deb and
Bill, and

two other peo­ple who I built machines for.

I built a cou­ple with the idea in mind to help women with sex­ual
prob­lems. One machine went to a woman in Cal­i­for­nia, and I received
an email from her that she was com­pletely sat­is­fied with it. One went
to a woman in Florida, and she absolutely raved about it and said she
had G-​​spot orgasms that she didn’t have before receiv­ing the machine.

One went to Deb and Bill. That machine was built with the idea in
mind to help some­one with a dis­abil­ity. The last machine I made was
made for a retarded girl at the request of a fam­ily mem­ber. I don’t
even know how they got my email other than from the machine site. I
never heard from them again after I shipped the machine.

For the most part, every­one I built a machine for had choices to
make dur­ing the entire process. The end result was a machine with their
own per­sonal pref­er­ences (color, stroke length and speed). One was
even fin­ished to match other fur­ni­ture in the house.

All the machines were donated free of charge and all I asked in
return was input about the func­tion of each machine. I build cus­tom
flatbed trail­ers and enjoy the inter­ac­tion with peo­ple, build­ing
what they want, and the same was true about the machines.

Jon Tra­ven

Idaho City, Idaho

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Jon Traven’s home­stead sits on four acres of land in the woods
out­side of Idaho City, Idaho. He acquired the sprawl­ing prop­erty at a
time when he was exit­ing a mar­riage and look­ing for some pur­pose to
his life. He is slowly ren­o­vat­ing the main house and var­i­ous
build­ings to be used as a Chris­t­ian children’s ranch, serv­ing the
needs of the local fos­ter care system.

Here I am, this divorced Chris­t­ian guy, not promis­cu­ous at all,
and here I am with a sex machine. It was an idea I came up with in the
last year or two of the mar­riage, as a last­ditch attempt to save
what­ever we had…our sex life, if noth­ing else. She actu­ally pushed me
for a divorce before I could fin­ish it and give it to her.

As a sin­gle per­son, I’ve had more mar­ried cou­ples come to me and
ask, “Jon, can you sit down with us, lis­ten to us, and give us
feed­back?” They were essen­tially ask­ing me, the sin­gle divorced guy,
for mar­riage coun­sel­ing. Maybe that is God’s way of giv­ing me
direc­tion and being real. This coun­sel­ing is some­thing I’ve begun to
take seriously.

How does this all relate to the machine? Well, I just think it would
be a good door to open for peo­ple who are look­ing for help. The
peo­ple who would be inter­ested in these sorts of things some­times
also are the same peo­ple who are search­ing for answers. And I think
that at those inter­sec­tion points I could help out.

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So, I want to sell it to a cou­ple. I was a vir­gin when I got
mar­ried. I think sex out­side mar­riage is, quite sim­ply,
destruc­tive. But if a mar­ried cou­ple wants some­thing I can build, to
add spice or enjoy­ment to their own rela­tion­ship, I am all there,
and am open to build­ing more.

I will require any­one order­ing a machine from me to pro­vide proof
of mar­riage and a signed state­ment of intent to use only within that
marriage—kind of like a gun dealer that requires proof of age and proof
of pas­sage of a firearm safety test before sell­ing some­one a firearm.
Sex­ual arousal is a door­way to a person’s very soul and isn’t to be
messed with lightly.

Ruiin and Tues­day

Port­land, Oregon

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Ruiin is a per­vert, he really is. Well, he’s not a per­vert. He’s
just really into sex. He’s open­minded. He’s not into sex in a creepy
way or a gross way. He’s just like, “Every­thing is beau­ti­ful”, and he
sees sex in that way, too.

We met three years ago. Ruiin was work­ing as an air­plane mechanic
and really wasn’t lik­ing it. He hated the grease, the dirt—all the
things boys like, Ruiin really hated. I was work­ing at Hot Topic in the
mall and he came in as a shop­per. Hot Topic is a big chain store in
malls that essen­tially tells you how to be Gothic. It’s the Gap for the
Goth crowd. He came in and I dressed him up in vinyl dresses. Then we
started hang­ing out.


Well, I’ve gone through a lot of name changes recently. I was Raven
Solace for a while, but now I’m Ruiin, with two ‘i’s. It’s not really
based on any­thing, it just looks cool when it’s spelled out. I was
using Solace as my last name. I liked the mean­ing, like soli­tude,
being there for some­one, being com­fort­ing and all those nice things,
but Tues­day thinks it sounds too much like the word “let­tuce” so I may
be chang­ing it.

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For me, the Holy Fuck is just some­thing to have that I made. Like
with sex, I’m not really into the orgasm. I just really enjoy the path
to get there. The machine was like that for me: I really enjoyed mak­ing
it, work­ing out the details and the design, find­ing ways to do it
afford­ably, think­ing it through. But using it was not really any­thing

Tues­day got to take it out for a ride, but that’s about it. It’s not
like I’m loan­ing out a rake to some­one to use in their yard. A lot of
peo­ple gross me out. I’m picky as far as who could use this thing.

I don’t really know what we are going to do with the machine now.
Hal­loween is com­ing up. I was think­ing of putting a ghost on the end
and set­ting it up in front of the house for the trick-​​or-​​treaters.

Scott Ehalt

Sex Machines Unlim­ited

Cham­plin, Minnesota

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Scott and his dad Cy search for an exten­sion cord as his newest sex
machine sits on the kitchen table. Tap­ping into his skills as a
cus­tomized motor­cy­cle builder, Scott began Sex Machines Unlim­ited
and has named his newest machine the Ulti­mate Ride.

I always felt good about build­ing things. I think I got it from my
Dad. It started with Legos, then Lin­coln Logs, then it got real with
the Erec­tor Set. I’ve built houses, I’ve built machines, but I’ve never
built a business…the learn­ing curve is steep! We were plan­ning a spam
mail cam­paign of 20 mil­lion email addresses, but unfor­tu­nately the
spam­mer ended up in prison.

I’m not bisex­ual in any way, shape or form. I’m strictly about the
pussy. But this machine is good for any per­son I can think of. Gay men,
gay closet cases, cou­ples who aren’t hav­ing sex, cou­ples enhanc­ing
their sex life…Renting it out to the women’s prison is another idea I
was think­ing of. Why can’t we do that?

My boss, who is very reli­gious, thought it was a great idea, because
this could be sav­ing mar­riages. I can’t think of any­thing else you
could invent that you could mar­ket to every demo­graphic like that.

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The Bank of Amer­ica was giv­ing me prob­lems when I was try­ing to
get my money together to put into startup costs. I was telling the guy
at the bank about my inven­tion and I think he thought I was just
bull­shit­ting him about this. So I decided to bring it to the bank, ask
to see the vice pres­i­dent, and show him the thing.

I brought my machine in, with the dildo on it, and placed it in the
cen­ter of the lobby. All the tellers were curi­ous about it, old
peo­ple were check­ing it out—I think they had a good idea what it was
used for. Every­body when they see it usu­ally has a smile on
their face.

Scott reaches me five months after my visit. He has just sold an
Ulti­mate Ride through his Inter­net site and calls me to share
the news.

Looks like I just sold a machine. The Ulti­mate Ride, not the
meat­loaf one. Yeah, I’m still mak­ing them, but I real­ize that it’s
prob­a­bly not going to be as big as I thought it might be. I had a
rough few months. Had some per­sonal prob­lems, looked at my life and
began look­ing at my rela­tion­ship with The Lord. I took Jesus as my
sav­ior and it really put things in perspective.

I had to sell off some stuff, I was afraid I was going to lose my
house. Nah, still got it. Now I got my job, my girl­friend Jill—she’s on
the site, that’s her—and I’ll make the machines when I get the orders.
And I’ve got another one I’m work­ing on called The Pipeline.

I real­ize when you were out here I never asked you about your rela­tion­ship with the Lord.

Have you thought about it?

Steve Ryan

Kansas City, Misssouri

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Steve Ryan lets me into his home off the high­way in south Kansas
City. Cur­rently sin­gle, Steve has been through mar­riage, divorce and
some long-​​term rela­tion­ships in this home. His cur­rent house­mate
is Cassie, a 19-​​year-​​old com­mu­nity col­lege stu­dent whom Steve
has known for a few months. Cassie and Steve are telling me about the
busi­ness they are plan­ning to launch in the months ahead, an Inter­net
porn site called “Cassie’s Doll­house.” The plan is to use Cassie and
her friends as tal­ent, and Steve’s clas­si­cally dec­o­rated home as
the set. Steve explains how this all got started:

I ran an ad in the local news­pa­per that read: “Voyeur seek­ing
sex­u­ally adven­tur­ous beau­ti­ful females with excel­lent bod­ies and
excel­lent atti­tudes to audi­tion on sim­u­lated sex­ual machines. Up
to $200 per ses­sion. Please call: 816 668 XXXX.”

I would explain that I have these machines I bought for my
ex-​​girlfriend that are home col­lect­ing dust. I’m a voyeur. I want
some­one to come over and play on them while I video­tape them. Totally
hon­est, totally frank. This was just for myself and my view­ing, there
was never any idea of putting together a web site.

The first one I got a huge response from because no one knew what the
hell I was talk­ing about! I met a lot of nice girls that way. At my
age, age 45, these 19-​​year-​​olds are what I’m attracted to, and these
girls are not going to be attracted to me, so I gotta have a hook,
some­thing to make them com­fort­able com­ing over. The machines are
that hook.

With the machines, there is this won­der and curios­ity and it still
seems safe. And, of course, I was offer­ing money, up to $200 per
ses­sion. You’re not going to get girls to come over just for fun and
games. But once they get to know you and your per­son­al­ity then the
money thing goes out the win­dow. Cer­tainly it started out as
some­thing to ful­fill my sex­ual inter­ests, but now the sex­ual part
seems to have gone on the back burner, and we’re all pals; it’s like a
com­mu­nity. They come back over because they know I care about them. I
call them if they are sick. I remem­ber their birth­days. Oh sure,
there’s drama. The last thing I need in my life is drama, and hang­ing
around with 19-​​year-​​old girls gets you that, but it’s a trade-​​off.
It’s a hell of a lot bet­ter than hang­ing around with a 45 year-​​old
wife you never talk to and never want to have sex with.

How many guys wanna be Hugh Hefner? I don’t have the money Hefner
has, or the empire, or the means with which to have lots and lots of
women at any given time. But I’ve cre­ated an atmos­phere that
sim­u­lates that on a smaller scale. Hon­estly, I knock on wood a
hun­dred times a day. I’m very thank­ful for the great friends I’ve
made. Now it’s not really per­ma­nent like a mar­riage, but that was
never a good fit for me. That’s why I film it all, ‘cuz things could
change and I may never see that girl again.

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One of the first times I went to Steve’s house, me and my friend went
over there, and he’s got like a nor­mal two-​​story house, but if you
go past the kitchen, there’s the back room that, like, everything’s set
up in. One wall is all mir­rors, and it’s the room that all the
pic­tures are taken in, and it’s black and white with a bar, and then
he’s got a back­drop for tak­ing pic­tures. It’s a really pretty room.

There are four dif­fer­ent machines in there, and lots of cos­tumes,
and hand­held vibra­tors and stuff—anal beads and pearls, just a lit­tle
bit of every­thing to play with. It was totally like a chill
atmos­phere, you know, because if you’re going to be down for doing sex
machines, you’d have to be pretty open-​​minded, I think.

Me and Steve have never done any­thing. I’ve always been with girls
and he’s just been the watcher. He likes to watch. He just has a way of
mak­ing you feel com­fort­able, I guess. I don’t know exactly how old he
is, but he’s older. I think he might have been mar­ried once, but all
the time I’ve known him, he’s been sin­gle. I think he just likes being
around females and likes the whole lifestyle of hav­ing pretty girls
run­ning around all the time. So he likes that, and I like it too. So he
makes me feel good, we make him feel good.

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Adri­enne Montoya

I answered an ad in the news­pa­per; they were hav­ing audi­tions for
a recur­ring role in an adult-​​oriented web­site. I met Cassie and
Steve at a restau­rant. They seemed cool. They explained the machines to
me, but I had never tried one or even seen one before.

I liked it as much as I thought I would. But I wouldn’t buy one. It
was miss­ing warmth. If I never got mar­ried and I was 40, I’d get one.
Because I’ve always liked young guys, and an old guy can’t go like that.
A per­son with this thing would have been bet­ter. If I had the man on
top of me who I was fan­ta­siz­ing about, that would have been better.

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This is what they are push­ing us towards, mak­ing soci­ety all
mechan­i­cal and auto­mated. It’s just like that. The machines are like
part of that. I hate all this stuff in soci­ety that leaves the per­son
out. I’d rather go into the bank and deal with the teller than use an
ATM. I need to see some­one, talk to them, have them see me. At a
drive-​​through, I won’t talk to the speaker on the menu, I’ll go up to
the win­dow and order. I mean, what are they try­ing to do to us?!

I think the machines neg­a­tively affect the world, because it tells
us that we don’t need any­one else, we don’t need other peo­ple. Why try
to build rela­tion­ships or nur­ture friend­ships or work on the
sex­ual prob­lems that come up? Here you can just get your­self off, you
don’t need any­one else. It’s neg­a­tive. It has a neg­a­tive force on
the world, it’s try­ing to replace peo­ple. Work­ing through prob­lems
helps us grow as a species

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